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  • Kepler
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    If you do an EVA without a helmet do you live? That's not space.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Sure, it's not low orbit or really even "space" proper. However, 85km is still quite a view that most people will never see in person.

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  • aparch
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    They don't even get to the Karman Line. It's just a glorified airplane.

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  • Kepler
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    Didn't we just do this with a sub?

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  • aparch
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    Originally posted by RaceBoarder View Post
    It doesn't seem like something that would have people going in full-on panic mode, at least initially after losing the original signal.
    Can you imagine being the person who sent the set of commands and realized that after 46 years you might have accidentally killed the whole program with a misplaced decimal?



    Images you can hear:

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by aparch View Post
    Also, the aliens are gonna be getting a weird text from an unknown caller soon.
    The gold record is already a dick pic.

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  • RaceBoarder
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    The aliens are probably annoyed that the neighbors are yelling at their kid again, ha ha ha...

    In all seriousness, this seems like a fairly routine failsafe method. It doesn't seem like something that would have people going in full-on panic mode, at least initially after losing the original signal.

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  • MichVandal
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    37 hours to send and reply at the speed of light. That’s really something.

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  • aparch
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    So early October is when Voyager was scheduled to execute its "let's make sure the antennas point home" command, but once the Deep Space Network located the heartbeat signal, JPL scientists scrambled to undo their mistake.

    Using the Deep Space Network signals to broadcast, they basically blasted a wide angle "adjust your antenna now" signal out in the direction of Voyager, and waited 37 hours to see if it worked.

    And it did!

    https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasa-m...ications-pause

    The JPL are some miracle workers.

    Also, the aliens are gonna be getting a weird text from an unknown caller soon.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    Think you had a bad day at work?



    Apparently it has a protocol where it resets its orientation relative to Earth after some interval, so hopefully this is not a fatal mistake. But that's not going to be a great performance review.
    We have a heartbeat signal

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by kepler View Post

    it says file corrupted.
    FUcK

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

    I dunno. It's quick load in KSP, so it's worth a shot.
    It says file corrupted.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    Will this work with my age?

    (I know, only if I saved.)
    I dunno. It's quick load in KSP, so it's worth a shot.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

    Just hit F9
    Will this work with my age?

    (I know, only if I saved.)

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    Think you had a bad day at work?



    Apparently it has a protocol where it resets its orientation relative to Earth after some interval, so hopefully this is not a fatal mistake. But that's not going to be a great performance review.
    Just hit F9

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